• 21st October 2015

  • North West, Midlands, London, South East

Assist Business Solutions are looking to recruit an experienced Quantity Surveyor and Senior Quantity Surveyor to join our growing team working on utilities and local government sector contracts. Reporting to the Commercial Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of commercial procedures and best practices. The role will require an individual who has the ability to work well as part of a fast moving team whilst providing strong leadership qualities and the ability to set clear objectives for others.

The successful candidate will have the following profile/background:

  • HND or degree in Quantity Surveying or other commercially related discipline
  • Preferably RICS accredited Ideally degree qualified or suitably experienced
  • Full UK Driving licence

The Role

The role will include the general maintenance of commercial information for our client’s contracts with the ability to add value to the contract through profitability, governance and increased efficiencies. The candidate will be expected to provide accurate financial reporting to both the customer and internal. Management of the supply chain accounts both financially and contractually will be a key component. The applicant will have the necessary skills to build and maintain effective client, internal and supply chain relationships. The role will involve:

  • Understanding and experience of Local Government and/or Utilities Sector Contracts
  • Place subcontract orders in accordance with the main contract
  • Monitor subcontractor against programme
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations
  • Proactively reporting to customers
  • Monitor internal expenditure against budget/forecast
  • Compliance with health and safety standards and procedures
  • Seek opportunities to maximise value and minimise costs
  • Implement and monitor all systems and procedures and ensure effective operation
  • High communication and presentation skills
  • Maximise efficiency of reporting techniques/systems
  • Utilise and develop I.T. systems currently in place
  • Ensure own management and skill base is developed and ensure development of any reporting staff
  • Proactively keep up to date with current and changing legislation
  • Support and coach other team members’ commercial and contractual awareness
  • Ability to engage with client
  • Ensure compliance with corporate governance
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Software including MS Word / Excel / Power point
  • Working within an office environment with frequent visits to other office locations as and when required

Personal attributes

  • Must be able and be prepared to travel within region
  • Must be flexible to suit business needs
  • Must be able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines with a high level of accuracy of work.
  • Must be able to work successfully within a team
  • Must be commercially astute
  • Must be smart and professional
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